Shoes off, coat off. Get me that dressing gown & slippers!
This meal was surprisingly cheap and contained more fish than a traditional battered cod from frozen. (Or even a takeaway).
I went on my weekly shop and found several cod fillets from frozen that where so reasonably priced. I notice how frozen food can be really important when you have a busy lifestyle and still want to achieve excellent healthy meals. One idea that came into my head was to cut one of the fillets and make fish fingers for my 1 year old son. Plenty of fish with baked breadcrumbs, perfect. Do the same for the fillet for an adult sized fish & chips meal?
To create this breaded fish I did use a pre-made natural breadcrumb mix. Now, that might be a shock horror to you that I used something from the store this way however usually making breadcrumbs from leftover baguette & sometimes a pinch of parmesan cheese for extra flavour, I didn’t have any left and I needed to eat this meal! So with that I sprinkled some breadcrumbs on a separate plate, on another plate whisked egg and the final plate some flour. I defrosted my fish half way so it was durable to coat it in egg wash, flour, egg wash again and coated in breadcrumbs. Simply placed them onto a baking tray and seasoned with black pepper. (180 degrees for 20-25 minutes)
For my chips, I simply peeled some potatoes, cut them into fries and parboiled them for about 3 minutes. I then fluffed them up in a colander and added 2 tablespoons of flour to get them dry and added olive oil & seasoning. I like to add smoked paprika as an extra kick of flavour.
I then added a simple leaf salad on the side & served with lime rather than lemon for another extra punch of flavour. (180 degrees for 40 minutes stirring halfway).